Green Eggs & Ham

Since we are managing to stay sick (running into week three now!), reading stories to the kids has been quite popular. The most favourite book at the moment is Dr Seuss `Green Eggs & Ham`. I saw that Google paid tribute to Dr Seuss yesterday with this cool Dr Seuss logo:


A bit of interesting trivia – Did you know Green Eggs & Ham was written using only 50 words? Here is what Wikipedia says:

Green Eggs and Ham is one of Seuss’s “Beginner Books”, written in a very simple vocabulary for beginning readers. The vocabulary of the text consists of just fifty different words, of which 49 are monosyllabic (the one exception being “anywhere”)…

Bennett Cerf, Dr. Seuss’s publisher, wagered $50 that Seuss could not write a book using only fifty different words. The bet came after Seuss completed The Cat in the Hat, which used 225 words. Wikipedia Article.

1 Response to “Green Eggs & Ham”

  1. 1 Mum

    Thanks for reminding me – I’ll read “Green Eggs and Ham” to my Preschoolers tomorrow – haven’t read it yet this year, and they love it.
    I’m glad the boys get lots of books read to, but I wished it was for a better reason than you being sick! We are praying VERY earnestly for you.
    Take care and get well SOOON!

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